Easiest Mushroom Barley Rissotto

I am determined to feed my baby girl (4 year old Ava) tasty and healthy lunches when she's not at daycare. I often resort to snack-y style lunching, which is OK from time to time but I want every bite she takes to count. This meal takes 2 minutes to prepare and boasts 10+ grams of fibre and 8 grams of protein. It is also an excellent source of iron.  Did I also mention it's a $4 meal and very easy?

Okay I'll admit to cheating a little and adding a can of Campbell's mushroom soup. But it makes all the difference, and considering the 6 portions this meal makes the sodium content is pretty low (15%).  It's also super yummy. Like 2 bowlfuls yummy. Make it as a side dish or a main course!

Ingredients + Directions

1 cup barley
15 baby carrots cut up
1 large celery stalk cut up
1 can Campbell's Mushroom Soup
1 tsp olive oil
Pepper to taste

Simply rinse the barley and put in a medium sized pot with 3 cups of cold water and olive oil. Bring to a boil and reduce to low. Add in the carrots, celery and cream of mushroom. Simmer on low for close to 1 hour. Stir every once in a while.

** I love recipes that are good, hearty, and let me spend more time doing other things.**

Any healthy, inexpensive easy meals you make? I'd love if you'd share with us!



Sophia said...

This looks so good! I'll have to bookmark this for later!

Bianca Davila said...

Thanks Sophia!
It's a good recipe when there's nothing to make and you have these staples already in your pantry!

Elle N said...

Sounds yummy and has made me hungry, will be trying this out very soon!

Elle x
Notes of Petranella

Bianca Davila said...

Lol, glad to hear Elle, let me know what you think when you do ;)

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